April 10, 2021 · 1:29 pm
Area teachers and former video store clerks ponder what Family Video’s closing means for the culture of film viewing
By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief
It’s the end of an era.
As of February 28, all Family Video locations across the country are permanently closed, including the location in West Bend. With Family Video being the only remaining video rental store in West Bend prior to closure, local movie lovers must accept a transition from discs to streaming. For many, the transition prompts deep feelings of nostalgia as the culture of film viewing has changed so drastically in the past decades.
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Filed under Community, Entertainment
Tagged as Blockbuster Video, COVID-19, Elise Marlett, Eric Pendowski, Family Video, Graham Killeen, Kristen Becker, Kyle Zwieg, Rogue Stage Theater Company, Six Bullets, Video Plus
March 11, 2019 · 9:43 am
By Megan Landvatter, Contributing Writer
A West Bend teacher has been given the Molly Pitcher Award for her contributions to the U.S. military. Continue reading →
October 11, 2017 · 3:23 pm
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief
For one West Bend teacher, Hurricane Maria meant immediate separation from her husband. Continue reading →
Filed under Community, School News and Features
Tagged as Afghanistan, Eric Pendowski, FEMA, Hurricane Maria, Jessica Steger, Jo Passet, John Passet, National Reserve, Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department, Puerto Rico, Tiffany Gitter, U.S. Army North